Prevalent leadership styles of black top-managers in South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs)

Show simple item record Eresia-Eke, Chukuakadibia E. Mabasa, Tabea Regina 2019-04-17T09:15:15Z 2019-04-17T09:15:15Z 2018-12
dc.description.abstract As part of the effort to redress some of the imbalances of apartheid, Black top managers have emerged in many organisations including South African SOEs. The leadership styles that they predominantly display in the quest to discharge their responsibilities however remain unexplored and this, arguably, aids the scepticism in some quarters surrounding the nature of leadership provided by these black executives. This increases the need for the investigation of the leadership styles of black top managers. This quantitative study utilised a survey research method and non-probability sampling to obtain primary data from 232 SOE employees in a cross-sectional manner. Though the research instrument was an established multifactor leadership scale, it was assessed with factor analysis, model-fit statistics and Harman’s test. Consequently, descriptive statistical measures were utilised to summarise the data. Results show that the component factors of the transformational leadership style were indistinguishable by the respondents but nonetheless, this style of leadership was perceived as the most displayed by black top managers. Satisfactory discriminant validity was evident for the factors in the transactional leadership construct where the contingent reward approach was displayed more in comparison to Management-by-Exception while the laissez-faire leadership style was viewed as the least displayed style by black top managers in SOES. The findings imply that black top manager’s predominant display of the transformational is reflective of the South African ‘Ubuntu’ philosophy. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Eresia-Eke, C. & Mabasa, T. 2018, 'Prevalent leadership styles of black top-managers in South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs)', African Journal of Public Affairs, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1-20. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.subject Leadership style en_ZA
dc.subject State-owned enterprise (SOE) en_ZA
dc.subject Managers en_ZA
dc.subject Employees en_ZA
dc.subject Black top managers en_ZA
dc.title Prevalent leadership styles of black top-managers in South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs) en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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